May is Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month. The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are inherited in the genes that are passed from parents to offspring. They are categorized according to the form of genetic transmission into different types with many features differing between patients in any given type. The fragile skin and loose joints and tissue fragility is often a result of abnormal genes that produce abnormal proteins that confer an inherited frailty of collagen (the normal protein "glue" of our tissues).
Awareness Calendar for Cancer & Other Causes | Personalized Cause
Personalized Cause's 2017 cause awareness events calendar features medical, cancer, psychological and social causes. Causes listed by awareness months, weeks and days.